Mandalit Del Barco at NPR News: In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight

"That hateful language, you know, like ‘illegal, alien, wetback, leach,’" she says, recalling opponents. "People were talking about my brother, my sister, my mom, my dad. How can these people, who don’t know me at all, who don’t know the love that exists within my family, how can you be just so hateful?"

Sofia says that hate is a powerful reason for undocumented youth to speak out and share their stories.